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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Oregon dominates second half; PSU men lose at buzzer; Viking, Pilots women win


OREGON 73, Arizona 47

The Ducks dominated the second half to win their final regular-season home game going away.

Oregon opened the second half on a 16-6 run and outscored the Wildcats 42-16 after halftime in front of an announced crowd of 11,339 at Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon is 17-12, 8-8 in Pac-12 play. Arizona is 17-13, 8-9.

At 8-8, the Ducks are one of four teams tied for firth in the conference, one game behind UCLA and Utah, 9-7 and tied for fourth.

Saturday's Eugene game was tied 31-31 at halftime, but Arizona shot only 29.2 percent in the second half (5 for 26), going 1 for 12 on 3-pointers after seven of the Wildcats' 10 first-half field goals were 3-pointers.

Louis King led four Ducks in double figures with 14 points. Payton Pritchard and Will Richardson scored 12 apiece, and Francis Okoro played perhaps the best game of his freshman year, getting 10 points and seven rebounds.

Oregon outscored Arizona 36-14 in the paint.

The first half featured significant runs by both teams. Arizona opened the game up 11-2. Oregon then went on a 23-3 burst before the Wildcats went on a 17-6 run.

Dylan Smith led Arizona with 14 points, and Brandon Williams, who was in early foul trouble, finished with 12.

Oregon finishes the regular season visiting Washington State at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Washington at 7 p.m. March 9.

EASTERN WASHINGTON 68, Portland State 66

Kim Aiken's 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Eagles past the Vikings at Cheney, Washington, halting PSU's five-game win streak.

Aiken beat the buzzer from the left corner after a Deante Strickland 3-pointer gave the Viks a 66-65 lead with 9.6 seconds left.

On the decisive play, Eastern Washington's Jack Perry drove into the lane to attract the defense before passing to Aiken in the corner.

Portland State is 14-15 overall, 9-9 in Big Sky play. Eastern Washington is 12-17, 10-8 in conference.

Portland State led for much of the game and built a double-digit lead in each half. But the game was close for the final 10 minutes, and the lead changed hands three times in the final 31 seconds.

Strickland was 4 for 6 from 3-point distance and led PSU with 20 points.

Sal Nuhu had 10 points and 10 rebounds, Holland Woods had 11 points and five assists and Michael Nuga had 12 points, three assists and four rebounds.

Aiken led four Eagles in double figures with 19 points.

Portland State finishes its Big Sky regular season with home games against Montana on Thursday and against Montana State on March 9.

Santa Clara 78, PORTLAND 62

The Pilots lost their 17th game in a row to finish 0-16 in the West Coast Conference.

The Broncos pulled away in the second half in front of 3,007 at Chiles Center.

The Pilots are 7-24 overall. They have at least one game remaining on Thursday at the WCC tournament in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Marcus Shaver Jr. scored 16 points for Portland, and Jacob Tryon had 10 points.

Tahj Eaddy scored 26 points, hitting 8 of 12 3-pointers for Santa Clara.


PORTLAND STATE 76, Eastern Washington 57

Sidney Rielly scored 20 points and the Vikings won going away in their final regular-season home game.

With their 14th win at Viking Pavilion, the Viks improved to 21-6, 13-5 in the Big Sky.

The win clinched a first-round bye at the conference tournament for Portland State.

Five players reached double figures for the second time this season for PSU.

Courtney West had 13 points, five blocked shots and seven rebounds. Kylie Jimenez had 13 points, five steals, five assists, no turnovers and three rebounds.

Jordan Stotler had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Desirae Hanson had 10 points and five rebounds.

Portland State took command by scoring 26 points in the second quarter and 24 in the third quarter.

A 13-3 run over the last three minutes of the second quarter, capped by a Hanson 3-pointer at the buzzer, put the Viks up 10 at the half.

Portland State shot 49.2 percent (31-63) and outrebounded Eastern Washington 43-31.

PSU finishes conference play by visiting the Montana schools.

PORTLAND 85, Pepperdine 63

Seniors Julie Spencer and Darian Slaga scored 20 points apiece as the Pilots won their final game at Chiles Center this season.

Spencer also grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season. She made 4 of 6 3-pointers and had three assists.

Portland is 13-16, 5-13 in the West Coast Conference. Pepperdine is 19-10 12-6.

Haylee Andrews finished with 15 points and four assists, and Maddie Muhlheim had 12 points and four steals. She hit consecutive 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to start a 14-0 run that pushed the Pilots' lead to 19 points.

Lisa Kaempf, the third Portland senior, had seven points and four rebounds in her final home game.

Portland outrebounded Pepperdine 58-46.

The Pilots will be the No. 8 seed for the WCC tournament and will play at noon Thursday against San Diego or San Francisco.


OREGON STATE 4, West Virginia 2

The Beavers, ranked from third to 10th in major polls, improved to 10-0, with Beau Philips hitting two home runs, Adley Rutschman hitting one, and Bryce Fehmel (2-0) giving up two runs in six innings before giving way to relievers Nathan Burns and Christian Chamberlain.

Chamberland pitched perfect baseball over the last two innings to get his first save of 2019.

WVU fell to 5-5.

Philip's home run in the second inning gave OSU a 1-0 lead.

West Virginia scored twice in the fourth, but Philip hit an HR with Rutschman on board in the bottom of the inning.

Rutchman added a solo homer in the sixth.

OREGON 6, Loyola Marymount 0

Cole Stringer, from Central Catholic High, had his second consecutive strong start, and the Ducks backed him with eight hits, including two homers by Spencer Steer.

The Ducks climbed to 6-2, while LMU dropped to 5-5.

Stringer worked 6 1/3 innings, allowing no runs, two hits and two walks. He struck out three.

Steer homered to left field in the first for a 1-0 lead and in the seventh with a runner on base to boost the Ducks' advantage to 6-0.

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 8-1, Portland 7-7

Chris Clements came through with a complete game in the nightcap at Nacogdoches, Texas. He allowed four hits and one walk while fanning six batters.

Hunter Montgomery and Daniel Lopez each homered in Game 2 for the Pilots (8-4). Trayce Tammaro went 3 for 4, and leadoff many Chad Stevens was 2 for 4 and scored twice in UP's 10-hit outing.

SFA (5-7) used four-run innings in the third and eighth to build an 8-5 lead in the opener, then held on. Blake Porter had a two-run single in the top of the ninth as the Pilots tried to rally.

WILLAMETTE 17-9, Lewis & Clark 3-4

LC fell to 1-10 overall, while Willamette climbed to 7-3 with the sweep in Salem. The Pioneers outhit the Bearcats 13-9 in the nightcap loss.

CONCORDIA 4-1, Northwest Nazarene 2-4

The teams split their Great Northwest Athletic Conference games at Porter Park on the CU campus.

The Cavs went to 3-10, 1-3.

The Nighthawks 7-5, 3-1.

Tied 2-2 going into the bottom of the sixth in the opener, the Cavaliers got two decisive runs on a hit batter and fielder's choice. Starter Ryan Gibson (1-2) got the win. He gave up two runs and four hits in six innings.

Each team had seven hits in the nightcap.


Oregon State's games against Louisiana and Oklahoma were cancelled at Norman, Oklahoma, leaving the Beavers at 0-2 for their trip and 12-4 for the season.

Oregon's games in Fullerton, California, against Michigan and Tennessee also were wiped out by poor weather. The Ducks went 0-2 in the Judi Garman Classic and are 11-7.

Portland State 6, Marist 1

East Tennessee State 6, Portland State 5

At Nashville, Tennessee, PSU finished 2-2 in the TSU Tiger Classic with a Saturday split and the cancellation of a Sunday game against Marist.

The Vikings beat Marist with a 12-6 edge in hits and the pitching duo of Haley Schimmel and Katie Schroeder. Schimmel improved to 2-2 with five innings of five-hit ball. She gave up one run. Schroeder allowed one base runner over the final two innings, giving up one hit.

At the plate, the Viks got four extra-base hits and multiple hits from Jessica Flanagan (3 for 4), Marissa Bruno (2 for 3) and Darian Lindsey and Alexxis Ponce (both 2 for 4).

PSU (8-10 overall) was on its way to a Saturday sweep, but East Tennessee State scored three runs on four hits off Schroeder (4-4) in the bottom of the seventh.

Pacific Lutheran 11-3, LEWIS & CLARK 2-6

The Pioneers and Lutes opened their Northwest Oregon Conference season with a split in Portland.

The first game went six innings. The second turned the Pios' way when they scored five times in the bottom of the sixth to take a 6-3 lead. Frankie Warden got things started in that frame with a two-run home run to center field.

L&C is 3-3, PLU 9-4 overall.


UC Davis 15, OREGON 12

Shannon Davis led the Ducks with three goals as they lost at home, dropping to 2-3. The Aggies improved to 3-4.


PORTLAND 5, Montana 1

The Pilots improved to 4-6, while the Grizzlies fell to 3-7.

LEWIS & CLARK 6, Linfield 3

The Pioneers won their Northwest Conference opener. PORTLAND STATE 5, Eastern Washington 2

The Vikings improved to 8-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big Sky. EWU is 1-6, 0-4.


Stanford 4, Oregon 1

ARIZONA 4, Oregon

The Ducks began their spring outdoor beach season with a couple of losses in Tucson, Arizona.

Against Stanford, the No. 1 tandem of Lindsey Vander Weide and Brooke Nuneviller won 21-16, 16-21, 15-13. The same UO duo won at No. 1 against the Wildcats 18-21, 21-13, 15-8.


The Portland Thorns' Tobin Heath scored the tying goal from a scramble after a corner kick as the United States played England to a 2-2 draw in the SheBelieves Cup tournament.

Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch played in goal, her first appearance for the U.S.

Franch made one save, but her misplay led to the first England goal.

Former Portland Pilot Megan Rapinoe gave the United States a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute of the match at Nashville, Tennessee.

Steph Houghton tied it three minutes later, curling a free kick perfectly past the diving Franch. The indirect free kick from the left side of the 18-yard box was awarded after Franch handled a long back pass from teammate Mallory Pugh.

England took a 2-1 lead in the 52nd minute as Nikita Parris took advantage of a quick through pass from Fran Kirby to get behind the defense.

Heath tied it by tapping in a rebound after a series of shots, including her own shot that deflected back to her a yard from goal. It was her 26th career goal for the national team.

England and Japan are on four points after wins over Brazil and drawing with the USA and will play for the SheBelievesCup title on Tuesday in Tampa, Florida. Should they finish in a draw, the United States can get into a three-way tie with a win over Brazil on Tuesday (5 p.m.).

The Thorns' Emily Sonnett was on the bench but did not play for the United States.


Tour rookie Wyndham Clark from the University of Oregon seized the lead with one round to go in the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Clark, 25, who was tied for fourth after two rounds, will be paired with 56-year-old Vijay Singh in Sunday's final group.

Clark shot a 3-under-par 67 in round 3 to get to 7-under 203, one ahead of Singh, Kyoung-Hoon Lee (68) and Keith Mitchell (70).

Sam Snead is the oldest player to win on the PGA Tour, having captured his last title at 52.

Clark birdied three of his first four holes on Saturday to take the lead by one over 36-hole co-leaders Sungjae Im and Keith Mitchell, who had yet to tee off at the PGA National Resort & Spa Champions Course.

A birdie on the sixth hole lifted Clark to 8-under, two in the lead over Mitchell. When he birdied the seventh, he was on top by three. A few holes later, the two were even at 8-under, with Singh already in the clubhouse at 6-under after a 65 and Rickie Fowler in with a 66 for a 5-under 205 total.

After both Clark and Mitchell dropped to 7-under, Clark rolled in a 25-foot birdie on the 14th hole to go back in front. A bogey on 15th, three-putting from long range and through the fringe, dropped him into a share of first. Clark parred in.

Fowler is alone in fifth.

Brooks Koepka is one of six players at 206.


6A second round

JEFFERSON 81, Southridge 46

3A championship

At Marshfield High

De La Salle North Catholic 58, Amity 45

2A championship

At Pendleton Convention Center

Western Christian 61, Columbia Christian 48


6A second round

BENSON 88, Century 46

SOUTH MEDFORD 61, Grant 58

JESUIT 40, Liberty 32

SHELDON 62, Roosevelt 45

WEST LINN 50, Central Catholic 40

5A first round

LA SALLE PREP 69, North Bend 15

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